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Don't you love a warm, hearty bowl of stew in these winter months, almost everyone loves to eat something warming and filling. This is a delicious recipe made with combining, spices, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and coconut to fill you full of goodness.
Everyone likes a curry and especially in the winter season. You will find lots of masala recipes on this site but I've included a simple curry mix, so easy to make and keep in a jar to use again.
Sweet potatoes are a lighter food than most other foods that we chose when we need something more substantial and they are kind to the digestive system, they are rich in complex carbohydrates so they are less likely to add extra weight if you are careful in quantities.
Another delicious winter warmer and using cumin means that you get lots o health benefits, too many to mention but here's a few cumin particularly promotes a healthy digestion and is a rich source of iron.
This is a take of a veggie chili, but without the Quorn mince. Its packed with protein and should satisfy everyone's appetite. Its such a good winter warmer and for those who like it extra hot, not Pitta types, you can add extra chili flakes or add a fresh one for extra punch.
Dr Arya gives us some of her valuable tips on living through the winter time according to Ayurveda, here's what she says ...In winter the duration of night is long, one feels hungry in the early morning itself. since the digestive fire is so strong the preferred rasas are - Madhura (sweet), Amla(sour) and Lavana(Salt)
Autumn is considered a Vata season where everything changes, the leaves fall, the winds rise and it can feel like a period of change and movement both in body and mind, its an unsettling time for many.
Its a time for harvesting much of natures bounty is gathered and stored. Thankfully it's becoming more popular again as people turn towards the simpler things in life that are connected to nature. Although early last month as I gathered masses of blackberries I was saddened that they were left unpicked, I had nowhere else to store them as I made mountains of jam and juices.
Autumn brings with it the Vata qualities which will affect all doshas, it seems like common sense but if you look at the way this season affects us, you will begin to understand the concept of Ayurveda and the seasonal changes.
You can substitute different root veggies for this meal. This is a really warming hearty meal full of goodness. Its ok for all types, but don't use the chilli flakes for Pitta and reduce the garlic to a teaspoon.
This is a delicious dish a great one for using the autumn veg that's available in this season. The ginger in this dish is perfect for the Autumn season, here are the energetics of ginger, Ayurveda sees ginger as a major health and medicinal rhizome and is used in many ayurvedic recipes, here are the energetics of ginger.
According to Ayurveda as we move through the rainy season which holds many health problems as discussed in the Rainy Season section, we move into Autumn which according to the Vedic calendar is late Sept to Mid November.
As we move into the winter season, according to Ayurveda this is the early winter and we can become aware of what's needed before the harsher winter months set in. We want to be adding some good quality food to our meals as the digestive system acts like a burning fire during these colder months helping to distribute warmth to our bodies.
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